Why does my cat lick me? 7 Reasons

Hello there, fellow curious cat parents! If you've ever experienced the delightful sensation of your furball showering you with licks and wonder, "Why does my cat lick me?", then fear not, for you're not alone in this delightful mystery! Today we're going to unravel the quirky and adorable behaviours of our whiskered companions. So, let's don our detective hats and embark on a humorous journey into the wacky world of cat licks!

7 Reasons why your cat licks you

  1. The Ancient Cat Language 🗿

Ah, the enigmatic art of cat communication! Our purry pals express themselves in fascinating ways, and licking is just one of their secret languages. When your cat licks you, it's their way of saying, "Hey, hooman! You're one of my own, and I totally adore you!". Similarly if you're lucky enough to serve two kitties, you'll see them grooming and licking each other both for cleanliness and to as a sign of closeness.

  1. Grooming Galore! 🛀

Believe it or not, our cats have some impeccable grooming standards. By giving you a grooming session of their own, they're treating you as part of their fur-tastic family. It's like being initiated into an exclusive club, and let's face it, who wouldn't want to be part of that? Cats tongues are pretty spectacular if you've ever had the pleasure of analysing one up close. They're covered in hundreds of hair-like papillae made from keratin. This makes their tongue rather abrasive and pawfect for collecting loose hairs and debri whilst grooming. Just have a look at them...

cat-tongue

  1. Salty Goodness 🍿

Did you just finish munching on some popcorn, or maybe you're a bit sweaty after a workout? Well, cats are inexplicably drawn to the delicious taste of salt, and that's exactly what your skin offers! So next time your kitty gets lick-happy, remember, you're just a salty treat to them. Who knew we were so irresistible?

  1. The Love Connection ❤️

Cats are incredible creatures with feelings that run deep. When they lick you, it releases feel-good hormones known as endorphins for both you and your feline friend. So, it's not just love in action but also a mutual appreciation society where the licks go both ways!

  1. Marking Their Territory 🏴‍☠️

Hold up, did you just say territory? That's right! Cats have scent glands in their mouths, and when they lovingly lick you, they're subtly marking you as their territory. It's their sneaky way of saying, "This human is MINE!"

  1. Stress-Busting Spa 🧖‍♀️

Have you ever noticed your cat showering you with licks when you're feeling down? Cats are surprisingly intuitive and can sense when their humans are stressed or anxious. They take it upon themselves to give you a little spa treatment, whisking away your worries one lick at a time.

  1. The Curious Case of the Plastic Wrapper 🍬

You may be wondering why your cat sometimes gets fixated on licking non-edible objects like plastic wrappers. Well, the truth is, cats are just really, really, really curious. They can't resist investigating anything that piques their interest. If you want to give them something to really tantalise their tastebuds, why not try our gut-friendly and irresistible cat treats. Made using all-natural ingredients, 50% proper meat, and added gut-friendly prebiotics.

Kitten eating dental treats

To conclude

When your cat licks you, it's a compliment of the highest order. It's a sign of trust, love, and pure feline affection. While we might never fully decode all the mysteries behind our cat's actions, we can always cherish these delightful moments with our furry companions.

So, embrace the feline love, laugh at their quirks, and savor every lick, because our cat's antics are what make life so joyously unpredictable! Until next time, keep your whiskers twitching and your hearts purring with delight.

Whilst you're here, why not read:

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2. Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Guide

3. How to keep your cat cool


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